Director of Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jul 15, 2020
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Aug 14, 2020
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Director of Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS)

United Arab Emirates University

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the UAE’s premier teaching and research institution. The first national university in the UAE, founded in 1976, the UAEU is among the nation's most academically diverse universities offering 52 Bachelor’s degree programs, 37 Master’s programs, a Doctor of Medicine (MD), several PhD programs, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). The QS world ranking recently recognized UAEU in the top 300 universities and 27th best ‘Young’ university globally.

With a faculty numbering more than 930 and nearly 14,000 students from 64 nationalities, the flagship university is always striving for self-improvement and holds accreditation with WSCUC, ABET and AACSB. As part of the University’s strategic plan there is a clear agenda to achieve international research stature, by partnering with industry and international research organizations to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world.

The University’s programs and research continue to garner national and global recognition and rankings. This is attributable to research output increasing by more than 50% in high ranked journals in the past five years and more than half of UAEU’s research output is published in top quartile journals. UAEU has built its reputation on excellence through cultural diversity; integrity and transparency; innovation; collaboration; engagement; transformation and student focus.

Director of Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS)

The United Arab Emirates University is seeking to appoint a highly qualified Director for the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with our fast-paced research team at the university. The Director is expected to work across disciplines and functions to advance the national agenda on health sciences. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Research, the ideal candidate for this position should have a proven record of success in conducting high quality research, administering research activities, attracting external funds, and leading services in the area of health sciences. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, provide support to senior leadership team, a self-starter, and willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of high-level assignments.


The main responsibilities of the Director of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS). include, among others:

  • Develop a Strategic Plan for the Center.
  • Develop the image of the Center to become a world-class renowned Center of Excellence in the area of Health Sciences.
  • Foster the research productivity and scholarly outcomes of the ZCHS
  • Develop research groups under the Center to submit research proposals to external funding bodies in the area of health sciences.
  • Work closely with faculty and researchers at the University to develop strong interdisciplinary research collaboration among departments and colleges.
  • Build partnership with local and international academic institutes.
  • Attract and secure major external funding.
  • Advocate the Center’s position on important health science issues.
  • Develop health policy initiatives, provide support and feedback about potential new laws and regulations, and discuss issues facing the government.
  • Develop in depth analysis and regular reports on health issues.
  • Submit annual reports on the achievements of the Center.


  • PhD degree in health sciences or related majors such as biochemistry.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the field of health sciences or related fields.
  • Proven record of conducting high quality research in related fields
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Demonstrating ability to prioritize multiple and competing priorities.
  • Experience of leading research teams and successful completion of projects

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date for applications:  14th August 2020

Informal Enquiries may be made to Professor Ahmed Ali Murad, Associate Provost Research: ahmed.murad@uaeu.ac.ae

Applicants should apply with a CV and covering letter through the UAEU Jobs portal at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp

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